YMTC Idol has come to be one of the longest running contests on these forums, and I'm happy to help usher it into its 10th year of challenging creative minds to etch their names into YMTC history.
The previous year saw 30 contestants enter the fray; in the end, Mown was left victorious. Those wishing to achieve such glory must first audition in this thread before my panel of judges. Should you meet their favor, you will then have to find your way through 10 rounds of elimination card creation, whereupon one magnificent mind will remain and be crowned YMTC Idol. Your judges this year are...
[color=brown]Mown[/color], the winner of YMTC Idol 9!...
Kavu_Overlord, the winner of YMTC Idol 8!...
And your host, Rush_Clasic, the winner of... um... erm... your hearts and affections!
In the past 5 years or so, Magic has made strive to reuse old material, especially when it can do it in exciting, new contexts. The past was once seen as a sacred resource, with the core sets receiving most of the reprints, with expert sets receiving barely anything to recall the past, and with such initiatives as the "reserve list" being created. But Magic has grown, and in that growth realized that the past should not only be utilized, but that it is fun to do so.
Below is a list of 10 cards, 5 of which are slotted to be reprinted in the upcoming imaginary set The Siege of Genevi. Reprints are used to highlight both minor and major themes, but often are simply called upon to play well with the set's mechanics or flavor. Using 5 of these 10 cards as the basis, create the prelease/release promo card for The Siege of Genevi. There is no absolute correct theme to follow from the samples below; use them as inspiration for the world of this set and use your imagination (and justifications if you feel they're warranted) to make your submission. If a few cards don't fit your theme, try not to worry so much; this contest is still about making good cards.
Bonded Fetch, Goatnapper, Gloom Surgeon, Nix, Blind Creeper, Elgaud Inquisitor, Elvish Spirit Guide, Pitchstone Wall, Cavalry Master, Revive
- make a prelease/release promo card
- that means it should be rare or mythic
- and should highlight some of the set themes (whatever you decide those are)
- it doesn't need to be a creature; however, creatures are chosen as promos for a reason
- list the 5 cards you're using as your basis
You have one week to submit your audition card. The number of entrants promoted into the contest's next round will be based on the number of individuals auditioning.